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Manny Ochenje
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Manny Ochenje

Hometown:
Abuja, Nigeria

High School:
Brehm Prep

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 215

Position:
F

Experience:
2V

10/31/2012

Men's Basketball Season Outlook

The Waves take to the floor on Saturday to face Cal Lutheran in an exhibition in Firestone Fieldhouse at 5 p.m.

02/10/2012

Men's Hoops Makes First WCC Trip to BYU

Pepperdine's last victory against the Cougars came in January 2002 in Malibu.

02/09/2012

Waves Drop Home Game to San Diego, 70-57

Corbin Moore had his third double-double in the last four games, Joshua Lowery scored in double-figures for the sixth straight game.

02/04/2012

Men's Basketball Has Nice Comeback, But Gonzaga Pulls Away

Corbin Moore (17 points, 10 rebounds) had his sixth double-double of the season.

01/31/2012

Men's Hoops Has PCH Cup Battle at LMU on Thursday

Pepperdine has been victorious in 24 of the last 30 meetings against LMU dating back to 1999.

02/27/2013

Men's Basketball vs. Saint Mary's (2/27/2013)

Photos from the Waves' home finale. Taken by Martin A. Folb.

02/19/2012

Men's Basketball vs. Portland (2/19/2012)

Senior Night, Basketball Homecoming and a 70-65 win by the Waves over the Pilots. Photos by Martin A. Folb.

02/09/2012

Men's Basketball vs. San Diego (2/9/2012)

Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves-Toreros game.

02/04/2012

Men's Basketball vs. Gonzaga (2/4/2012)

Martin A. Folb and Associated Press photos of the Waves' game against the #24 Bulldogs.

01/28/2012

Men's Basketball vs. Santa Clara (1/28/2012)

Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 74-62 win over the Broncos.

Manny Ochenje Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Appeared in 30 games over two seasons ... Averaged 1.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.2 minutes.

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Averaged 1.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 4.8 minutes as a sophomore ... Saw action in 10 games, all off the bench ... Scored a season-high four points vs. Saint Mary's (2/27) after going 4-for-4 from the foul line ... Pulled down two rebounds in four different games.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Averaged 2.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in 8.4 minutes as a freshman ... Played in 20 games, all as a reserve ... His averages were 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in WCC games, and hit 53.6% of his shots ... Had a season-high eight points and a season-high-tying four rebounds vs. San Diego (2/9) ... Scored six points on 3-for-3 shooting vs. Santa Clara (1/28) ... Had five points and four rebounds vs. Gonzaga (2/4) ... Pulled down four rebounds on four occasions ... Other season highs were two blocked shots vs. Saint Mary's (12/31), one steal vs. Central Michigan (11/21) and 18 minutes played vs. Gonzaga (2/4).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Brehm Prep, located in Carbondale, Ill., in 2011 ... Was on the varsity for each of his three seasons at Brehm Prep ... Averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and one blocked shot as a senior ... At one point, was ranked as the #1 recruit for the class of 2012 in the state of Illinois by the scouting service ChicagoHoops.com ... Received a grade of 93 by ESPN.com at that time and was ranked as the 17th-best center of that class and its #82 overall player ... Was also rated #75 nationally by HoopScoop and was its 13th-best center in the class of 2012 ... Met his academic requirements quickly, however, and was reclassified into the class of 2011 during his final year of high school ... Brehm Prep is an independent school that largely competes against other prep schools and against junior colleges ... Earned the 2011 Presidential Award for outstanding academic excellence and had the highest grade-point average in his senior class ... Moved from Nigeria to Atlanta, Ga., prior to his freshman year of high school and spent his first year at Covenant Christian Academy.

CLUB: Played with Team Odom and the Illinois Titans.

PERSONAL: Born in Nigeria ... Son of Jacob Ochenje and Janifer Ochenje ... Has 12 siblings ... Only began playing basketball a year before entering high school ... Chose Pepperdine because "of the great academics, the Christian environment, the coaching staff and my teammates."

FAVORITES: Enjoys watching movies and reading ... Favorites include Kevin Garnett and Hakeem Olajuwon (pro basketball players), the Boston Celtics (pro basketball team), novels, magazines and The Bible (books), Love and Basketball (movie), Martin and ESPN (TV programs) and soccer (sport other than basketball).

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